Category: Financial Times

Salz attacks warped top pay at Barclays

April 3rd, 2013 in 2013, Financial Times, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Barclays should lower warped pay levels, end the bank’s “entitlement culture” and usher in a spirit of “transparency and candour” if it is to win back trust, according to a long-awaited review of the bank’s flawed culture and values…

Expert quote:

“It is disturbing to see that Barclays needed to pay out $25m of shareholder funds for a report that documented their corrosive culture that put profits over people.”

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LETTERS: External factors’ crucial role in Brazil’s slowdown

March 27th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Financial Times, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

Sir, Your Analysis article on Brazil (“Humbled heavyweight”, March 26) lacks the balance that readers usually rely on the FT to provide…

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Don’t trade away financial stability in Trans-Pacific Partnership

March 6th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Financial Times, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

Negotiators will meet in Singapore this week for yet another round of talks on a Trans-Pacific Partnership – it is the 16th time in just a few years…

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LETTERS: Capital outflow should be regulated

February 8th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Financial Times, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

Sir, Felipe Larrain, the Chilean finance minister, is right to scorn the destabilising impacts of greater liquidity on emerging markets…

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Obama names White to head SEC

January 24th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, Cornelius Hurley, Financial Times, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

US President Barack Obama has nominated Mary Jo White, a former federal prosecutor and prominent corporate defence lawyer, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission…

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At last – how America can solve the ‘too big to fail’ problem

January 17th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, Cornelius Hurley, Financial Times, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Law 0 comments

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Senators from opposite ends of the US political spectrum are finally asking the question that should have been answered before Dodd-Frank became law: how big is “too big to fail”?…

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Looser Basel rules boost European banks

January 8th, 2013 in 2013, Centers & Institutes in the News, Cornelius Hurley, Financial Times, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

Shares in French and German banks rallied on Monday on the expectation that they stand to benefit most from moves by regulators to weaken the first-ever global bank liquidity standards to a greater degree than expected…

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Experts question PPI over pensions

December 2nd, 2012 in 2012, Financial Times, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Zvi Bodie, School of Management

Thirty pension experts from around the globe have written a letter to a UK think-tank to question its support for the UK Treasury’s method of calculating the future cost of public sector pensions…

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Apple and Samsung return to patent fray

December 2nd, 2012 in 2012, Financial Times, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Michael Meurer, School of Law

Apple and Samsung will once again square up over rounded corners and other elements of smartphone design, as a US judge considers whether to overturn or enlarge the $1bn verdict against the South Korean group…

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Hewlett-Packard: Down in the valley

November 23rd, 2012 in 2012, Financial Times, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

The story of Hewlett-Packard, an outwardly staid technology company, has come to resemble the plotline of an improbable corporate soap opera…

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